Trucks that warn you not to pass

March 27, 2008

Photo by jaqian used under licence.

Interesting piece here on an initiative to reduce cyclist deaths by building materials firm Cemex.

The company introduced a number of measures last year including additional nearside mirrors, warning sings and proximity sensors.

The sensors work when the left-turn indicator is activated and give a verbal warning to cyclists should they attempt to pass on the nearside, and an audible alarm for the driver.

I just need to find the equivalent for my commuting bike that tells me when a vehicle is trying to pass too close but I can’t see a verbal warning being that effective at warning them off.

Perhaps it could flash them a warning light and then scatter a handful of tyre spikes into their path if they don’t back off.


2 Responses to “Trucks that warn you not to pass”

  1. Rach Says:

    Love that picture!

  2. […] when Adrian Fitch posted this photo of a lorry on his other blog, I just had to reproduce it here […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: